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The world is full of natural wonders but many of our most precious landscapes are increasingly at risk. Whether its the imminent threat of climate change, destructive weather systems or the toll of human impact, some of Earth’s most incredible, important and enchanting corners are facing a precarious future.
Source: You Need To See These Extremely Endangered Natural Wonders Before They Disappear
Illegal gold-mining is destroying tracts of pristine rainforest in Congo’s Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site meant to be a haven for the endangered mammal nicknamed Africa’s unicorn, environmental organisations warned on Tuesday.
Source: Congolese NGOs decry mining in main refuge of ‘Africa’s unicorn’
DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park is celebrating the birth of an eastern lowland gorilla, one of the world’s most endangered species.
Source: Gorillas in our midst: DR Congo park fetes rare birth
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The Salonga National Park in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. This is an early decision according to environmental activists, who continue to call for the cancellation of oil concessions granted in the Salonga and Virunga parks by the DRC government.
Source: DRC: Removal of Salonga Park from World Heritage in Danger divides | Afrik 21
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Africa’s largest tropical rainforest reserve, the Salonga National Park has been removed from “World Heritage in Danger” list.
Source: Africa’s largest rainforest removed from ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list
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The Democratic Republic of Congo scored a key heritage victory on Monday as UNESCO removed one of its nature reserves from a list of threatened sites, the UN agency said.
Source: UNESCO removes DR Congo park from endangered list
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Tourists who were near the crater the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic Congo erupted are safe, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) said Sunday. Nor were the rare mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park threatened by the eruption, the institute added.
Source: Tourists and gorillas ‘safe’ after DRC volcano eruption
High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas…
Source: High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas
A deadly conflict is brewing between those forced out of the DRC’s Kahuzi-Biéga national park and the rangers charged with protecting it.
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Coming face to face with Grauer’s Gorillas in the Congo is an unforgettable experience
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